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    Josh Klipp and Emily Day of the Klipptones

    Josh Klipp and Emily Day of the Klipptones

    The Klipptones are San Francisco’s hottest new crossover band, playing Sinatra-era standards mashed up with pop classics. They are currently the historic Palace Hotel’s resident band, playing every Friday night.…

    Stars of Cirque Dreams Holidaze Find Holiday Magic in SF

    Stars of Cirque Dreams Holidaze Find Holiday Magic in SF

    Cirque Dreams Holidaze is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil,” according to the New York Daily News. We are inclined to agree, especially knowing that…

    Not Just a Choir, but a Family

    Not Just a Choir, but a Family

    The year 1986 was huge for me. My entire life changed from being a married man with children and a Southern Baptist minister of music to an out gay man.…

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: Celebrating 35 Years

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: Celebrating 35 Years

    1970s On Monday, October 30, 1978, a hundred-plus gay men gathered for the first rehearsal of a new chorus. On November 27, 1978, shortly before SFGMC members began assembling for…

    Macklemore and Lewis are Equality Champions

    Today, United Nations Free & Equal – the UN human rights office’s public information campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality – announced that hip hop duo Macklemore…

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates 35 Years

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates 35 Years

    For 35 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has courageously served as the international standard bearer for a powerful and accomplished mix of high-caliber performance, human rights, community activism,…

    Katharine Cole’s Thought-Provoking New CD “There Is No God” Erases Constant Condemnation

    Katharine Cole’s Thought-Provoking New CD  “There Is No God” Erases Constant Condemnation

    (Editor’s Note: Popular “Bay Times” music columnist Katharine Cole played to packed houses here in the Bay Area before recently moving to Atlanta. The OutMusic Award winner for best female…

    Mad Men’s Bryan Batt Brings His Cabaret Show to SF

    Mad Men’s Bryan Batt Brings His Cabaret Show to SF

    In 1995, the gay romantic comedy Jeffrey hit movie theaters. One of my favorite lines is from a scene where the character Darius, while wearing a Cats costume, describes Les…

    Interview with Bryan West of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical

    Interview with Bryan West  of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical

    Acclaimed out actor Bryan West has a home in Brooklyn with his boyfriend, but we are lucky to have him in San Francisco as one of the stars of Priscilla…

    Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar

    Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar

    In this edition of “Gems of the Bay” I am proud to bring you the multifaceted and talented Bebe Sweetbriar. “I’m honored that the fans allow me to do what…